Posted by: Sarah | May 8, 2010

Ezekiel: Then they will know…

When I first began reading through Ezekiel, I was a little bit shocked at the long lists of horrible things that were going to happen to various nations:  Tyre will be broken to pieces (27:26), Egypt will be like a fish left in the desert (29:5), Ammon will be slaughtered and remembered no more (21:31-32), and the list goes on.

However, as I continued reading a pattern became apparent.  In nearly every lament and prophecy, one phrase was repeated:  “Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

What struck me was the great lengths to which God is willing to go to call people to himself.  The punishments he prophesied were all to bring him glory and increase his name on the earth.  He wanted these nations to know him as the one true God and to worship him as such.

And that’s awesome.

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